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Youth whose HIV positive blood was transfused to pregnant woman dies at TN hospital


Youth whose HIV positive blood was transfused to pregnant woman dies at TN hospital

The youth, not knowing that he was HIV positive, had donated blood on November 30. He found out only after he underwent a medical check-up days later as a requirement for a foreign job, local authorities had said.

Madurai: A 19-year-old youth, who had consumed rat poison on learning that a pregnant woman who had received his HIV positive blood had contracted the virus, died here on Sunday, hospital authorities said.

He had been undergoing treatment at Government Rajaji Hospital here for three days and died of Gastro-Intestinal (GI) bleeding, they said.

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After he vomited, though the patient was treated as per protocol, which includes transfusion of four units of blood, he succumbed to the poison, the dean said.

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A worker at a firecracker unit in nearby Sivakasi and a native of Ramanathapuram district’s Kamuthi village, the youth had consumed the poison on Wednesday.

He was admitted to Government Rajaji Hospital on Thursday after preliminary treatment in hospitals at Ramnad and Kamuthi.

The youth, not knowing that he was HIV positive, had donated blood on November 30. He found out only after he underwent a medical check-up days later as a requirement for a foreign job, local authorities had said.

Though he informed the blood bank at Sivakasi to not use his blood, it had already been transfused to a Sattur-based pregnant woman by the first week of December, they had said.

Read Also: Shocking: Pregnant woman contracts HIV after blood transfusion

 

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Source: PTI

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